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kelly had complained to the fbi with a series of harassing e-mails, they were trailed back to paula broadwell who saw kelly as a rival. reports 20,000 e-mails between kelly and john allen. they have been handed over to the pentagon where they are being analyzed. i interviewed general petraeus and general alan several times. paula broadwell joined me for a conversation early this year. joining me from washington d.c., davidic nake a column else for "the washington post" and martha raddatz a senior affairs correspondent with abc news. two cbs colleagues, norah o'donnell my cohost and john miller correspondent at cbs news who is frequently with me on cbs this morning. i'm please to do have all of them here. we'll be joined by norah and john in just a moment. martha tell me about general petraeus. do you know him. what is it about this story that surprises you most? >> well, i have known general petraeus and covered him in war zones for about a decade and what surprised me most is he seems like a man who is so disciplined and so careful about his image and about his reputation that it
been through all of the newspaper articles that the fbi has pretty much concluded there was no transfer of classified information from general petraeus to paula broadwell. i'm not convinced we know the full answers to that yet. why then did the fbi spend four hours at paula broadwell's home last night. point number two, how is it general pa contemporaneous and paula broadwell were able to share a private e-mail account where they saved e-mails in draft folders and the other person logged in to that same log in so they could read the same e-mails in the draft folder. it is a common technique used by other people in our own government as well as terrorists use that. it's a way to keep your e-mail off the public server that your company or g mail or yahoo or whoever it is could look at. the other thing that interested me was a nugget inside some of "the washington post" reporting today which is that petraeus told broadwell this summer to stop sending the harassing e-mails to kelly because kelly had told petraeus that she found out where she was getting those e-mails from. that was about th
of a shirtless f.b.i. agent and 30,000 e-mails. here is the latest. >> it is a washington drama with a stellar cast. the spy chief, the top general and two women who soon found themselves at the heart of american power. the lid came off the scandal last friday with an admission of adult tri by general david petraeus, the revered military commander who had become the head of the c.i.a. he had cheated on his wife of 38 years with paula broadwell, a married former military intelligence officer who became close to the general while writing his biography, which she then publicized. >> i think he is a terrific role model for young people. >> how does this scandal unfold? it began when another woman, jill kelley,on ttaedcthe f.b.i. during the summer after receiving a series of anonymous harassing e-mails. the f.b.i. traced the messages to paula broadwell, and while looking at her account, found evidence of meetings with david petraeus. petraeus admitted it and resigned as head of the c.i.a. and jill kelley herself was exchanging inappropriate e-mail with general john allen. general allen leads coalit
had reported getting harassing emails from another woman, paula broadwell. the f.b.i. investigation that followed uncovered broadwell's affair with petraeus. but according to the newest revelations, agents also found extensive contacts between kelley and general allen. the f.b.i. notifieded the pentagon on sunday. last night spokesman george little read a statement from defense secretary leon panetta on a flight to australia. >> today the secretary directed that the matter be referred to the inspector general of the department of defense for investigation. it is now in the hands of the department of the secretary-general. >> brown: early news accounts said allen and kelley exchanged 20,000-30,000 pages of emails and other documents over the last two years. for part of that time the general served as deputy commander at u.s. central command faced at the air force base in tampa. jill kelley and her hus ban often organized social events for the military. one senior defense official said today that the emails between allen and kelley were mostly routine and involved planning for parties
petraeus and about when the f.b.i. first uncover evidence of it. good evening. i'm geoffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight we get the latest on the time line as we know it and the implications for the intelligence agency. >> brown: then gay rights add voaks won their first victory at the ballot box last week. ray suarez examines the significance of voters in three states approving same-sex marriage. of >> when they see us on their front doorstep >> ifill: special correspondent john tulenko tells the story of teachers coming to the rescue of families in storm-ravaged new jersey. knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're okay, their faces lit up. >> brown: and we have three reports about veterans, beginning with a pro publica investigation into lost or destroyed combat records. >> ifill: then we talk with a veteran who has written about w we choose to remember those who serve. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with first-time author and iraq war veteran kevin powers about his novel, "the yellow birds." that's all ahead on tonight
, the possibility of the fiscal cliff? let's start with the sex. [laughter] cia director resigns after the fbi uncovers e-mails showing that general david petraeus had an extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, a married mother of two. talk about unlimited access. the general was up on capitol hill talking about the benghazi hearings as we were recording this program, so we don't know what he said yet. >> we are safer because of the work that gave petraeus has main hope right now is that he and his family are able to move on and this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> extraordinary career. david petraeus is a highly decorated four-star army general with a ph.d. from princeton university. roger, you have been around for awhile. how does a smart guy like that get into a mess like this? >> i think you said it, let's get to the sex. he is america's spymaster, aside from all the other degrees and all that. he is running the cia. but he decides to conduct an affair through a gmail account, because, gosh, nobody can get access to
compromised. >> the fbi is one of the 16 intelligence agencies,gence they started looking into whether or not there had been a compromise, the lawmakers who oversee the cia feel they should have at least been told that there was -- that there was something going on. >> she had some security clearance but there was question about whether she was in possession of cigarettes and how did she get them? >> exactly. -- in possession of secrets and how did she get them? >> they must have come from somewhere else. there has been some sort of assessment of those documents and has been determined it does not pose a major threat that she had them. >> the fbi started this investigation in the summer. who else knew about this before members of congress and the public and journalists found out about it last friday? >> aye in may, it was brought to the attention of the near -- of the public. it took the fbi some time to figure, who was sending them because there were set from an anonymous e-mail account. by the end of december the had traced it to her and in the process of looking at her e- mail, they
of the investigation. the f.b.i. has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is-- is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: the president was pressed on whether he should have been informed sooner of the f.b.i.'s investigation. he said he was withholding judgment. >> i think you're going to have to talk to the f.b.i. in terms of what their general protocols are when it comes to what started off as a potential criminal investigation. and one of the challenges here is-- is that we're not supposed to meddle in, you know, criminal investigations. and that's been our practice. and so my expectation is-- is that they followed protocols that they already established. what i'll say is that if-- it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about, why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? so, you know, i think it's best right now for us to just se
information was disclosed. >> should the fbi have told him sooner about the affair? >> i am withholding judgment as to how the entire process surrounding general petraeus up.e of we do not have all the information yet. >> general david petraeus resigned after admitting to an affair with his biographer, house last brother's night. 's file e-mails sent by pawlenty -- hostile emails sent by broadwell. barack obama is desperate to move on, but the message from capitol hill is not so fast. members of congress are troubled by questions about david petraeus. to address them, they summoned the man himself. general petraeus has agreed to give evidence behind closed doors about the killing in libya, including a u.s. ambassador. they want to know when they became aware this was a terror attack and not a spontaneous protests. some republicans are demanding watergate-style hearings. >> i am concerned about american lives in benghazi, the president not telling the truth about what happened there and what he knew and when he knew it, and that is why we need a special committee. >> i think it is import
or important classified material, is that clear or not? >> so far the f.b.i. seems per satisfied that david petraeus didn't leak any. again, he is saying he didn't give her any classified material. they found classified material on her computer. no matter what that classified material is, and believe me, the military in particular classifies everything including weather reports, whatever it is, it is illegal to take classified material home, to have it on your home computer. you just can't do that. and you saw the f.b.i. agents this week, earlier this week go to her home, take out all sorts of boxes. i'm sure they will look at all that and examine that. >> can we go back to the soap opera? general allen emails what -- >> what is going on there? >> much better, i have to admit. >> what is in those emails? >> those emails, you know, it started out with great drama this week. i think it was about 1:00 in the morning and leon panetta was traveling somewhere and you get electronic email saying that general allen is going to be investigated, the man in charge of the war in afghanistan and lots of
. that was the very week she was interviewed by the f.b.i., by the way, which was pretty astonishing. >> pretty remarkable knowing that she would still talk to the public. this is a woman who didn't lack confidence. if there are potential problems, is it a paula broadwell problem or a david petraeus problem? >> it depends on what she had, obviously. is it fshe had something from david petraeus. i was struck by the president calling it a personal matter and talking about hills time as a general. we talked about david petraeu pelast night and his incredible service over so many deployments and how hard that is. the fact is, he was c.i.a. director. he wasn't a general in the army any more. he was c.i.a. director. and most people i've talked to think that is a very, very different situation. >> julianna let's go back to obama fair moment. you've been watching him going on close to five years-- over four years. he's pretty confident, isn't he? he feels good, as he should, i suppose, this is a more comfort, assertive obama than we saw six months ago. >> i thought it was noteworthy at the press confer
of petraeus' conduct. his relationship with broadwell came to light during an fbi investigation that began last summer. today, attorney general eric holder defended the bureau's decision not to alert president obama and congressional leaders. >> we made the determination as we were going through the matter that there was not a threat to national security. had we made the determination that a threat to national security existed, we would of course have made that known to the president and also to the appropriate members on the hill. >> holman: that investigation also has led to a pentagon probe of the top u.s. commander in afghanistan-- marine general john allen. he's under scrutiny for extensive communications with a tampa, florida woman. allen has denied wrongdoing. defense secretary leon panetta said today no other senior military officials appear to be involved. he spoke during a trip to thailand. >> i'm not aware of any others that could be involved in this issue at the present time. obviously as this matter continues to be investigated both on capitol hill and by the inspector general
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